Spitfire Audio has announced Skaila Kanga Harp Redux, a classic relaunched with added sample content and extended functionality.
Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, one of the greatest scoring stages in the world and showcasing the extraordinary talent of legendary harpist Skaila Kanga, Spitfire Harp is a new benchmark in expressiveness and sound for commercially available orchestral instruments.
The delicate sound blossoms beautifully in the Hall, and the loudest layers ring the walls of Lyndhurst with urgency. As with all of our modules, this is designed specifically for the media composer and we hope it will be a valued tool for music makers to use for generations to come.
Harp Redux features
- A New Articulation – ‘Slid’ notes – specifically recorded and designed for glissando building, but also a great new playable sound in its own right!
- Pedalling Options – you can now set the harp pedals graphically and then play the white notes – makes playing glisses easy!
- Rescripted From The Ground Up – using the engine from our latest BML range.
- Fully Tweaked – for smoother dynamic response.
- Recorded through an unparalleled signal chain including priceless vintage mics, Neve Montserrat preamps, a Neve 88R desk to tape and then through Prism converters to Protools at 96k for editing, and presented to you in Kontakt format at 48k, 24bit. (designed to be used in conjunction with a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5 – This will not work with the free Kontakt Player).
The Harp Redux library costs £129 GBP. Until August 5th, 2013, a 10% discount voucher for future purchase(s) is included.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Skaila Kanga Harp Redux
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Horns Section 1, a new British Modular Library series sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Spitfire are delighted to announce the release of BML Horns vol 1 featuring essential articulations for both solo horn and horns a2. Three unique players, and arguably one of the greatest in the world, having played on scores as diverse as Inception, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, Prometheus, The Lion King, Tron legacy, Bond, Twilight, and many more box office smashes.
Recorded through an unparalleled signal chain including priceless vintage mics, Neve Montserrat preamps, a Neve 88R desk to tape and then through Prism converters to Protools at 96k for editing, and presented to you in Kontakt format at 48k, 24bit. (designed to be used in conjunction with a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5 – This will not work with the free Kontakt Player)
Horns volume 1 is available to purchase for the introductory price of £127 GBP until July 1st, 2013 (25% off RRP of £169 GBP).
More information: Spitfire Audio / Horns Section 1
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Sable Volume 2, a string library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Spitfire are delighted to release the hotly anticipated second volume in our detailed new String library. Volume 2 contains the Violin 2 section (providing you with a smaller totally different group of violinists, sat in a different position to give you a true orchestral spread), Viola and Bass sections, and between volumes 1 and 2 you have an incredibly beautiful and dynamic, responsive collection of players.
Each section is fully controllable individually, and is recorded with 7 mic positions, through rare and classic mics in one of the greatest recording studios in the world, through Neve ‘Montserrat’ mic pres and then on through the Neve 88R onto tape, and finally through Prism converters into Protools at 96k. We present the library in Kontakt 4.2.4 and higher format (FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT REQUIRED) at 48k, 24bit.
The sample library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £299 GBP until May 14th, 2013 (regular £399 GBP). Prices ex VAT.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Sable Volume 2
Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Hg2O, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Hg2O is a set of samples performed by Paul Clarvis of a metallic atonal acoustic musical instrument consisting of a stainless steel resonator bowl or pan with a cylindrical neck and bronze rods of different lengths and diameters around the rim of the bowl. The resonator may contain a small amount of water giving the waterphone a vibrant ethereal sound that has appeared in countless movie soundtracks, record albums, and live performances.
Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through a huge array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “monserrat” pre-amps to a Studer 2″ tape machine and then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters.
They’ve sampled deeply both bowed or drummed with movements to affect the water inside. This creates the resonant characteristics of the bowl and rods in combination with the movement of the water. The sound of the waterphone is often used to evoke mystery and suspense.
The Hg2O library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £33 GBP (RRP £44) for the next 10 days. Requires Kontakt full version.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Hg2O
Spitfire Audio has released version 4 of the first volume of Albion, a sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The finest orchestral sessions musicians playing the finest, rarest instruments, recorded at Air Studios – Lyndhurst Hall, London, through the finest vintage, valve, and ribbon mics to 2″ tape. The only tape based orchestral library in the world. This is all you need to write epic sounding, widescreen cinematic orchestral music straight out of the box. Recorded in sections, this library features rich aggressive and lyrical strings, punchy, growling brass and some seriously malevolent woodwinds.
- Unified patches to bring all articulations of an instrument into a single NKI with keyswitching.
- New ‘Combined’ patches to merge Lo/Hi sections instead of cumbersome MULTIS.
- New ‘Time Machine’ patches to stretch/squash the short samples time-wise.
- New ‘Overlay’ patches to easily blend Albion with Loegria/Iceni/Sable/Solo Strings.
- New ‘The Cog’ patches to tweak the instrument on a granular level to your preference.
- The latest version of Spitfire’s Ostinatum machine (configurable keyswitches, multiple tracks, etc.).
- Highly configurable articulation mapping (assign and group articulations to notes, CCs, velocities and MIDI channels).
- Customisable CC can be used to quickly change articulation (defaults to CC32).
- Expression control added to all patches.
- ADSR control added to the Stephenson/Brunel patches.
- Route a microphone’s output by clicking the mic title.
- Improved Round Robin reset options such as ‘Reset from’ and ‘Reset on transport’.
- ‘Presets’ allows you to quickly purge/unpurge articulations defined for various situations.
- Holding alt when dragging a mic slider prevents purge/unpurge.
- And many many more tweaks and fixes.
Albion is available to purchase for £349 GBP ex. VAT. The v4 update is free to Albion users.
More information: Spitfire Audio / Albion